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I'd seen these in photos before but had the chance to sit in one first hand. I was shocked that this package / vehicle isn't more popular. This might be the hidden gem you can pick up with good rebates at your local dealership when the Regal goes out this year and the Lacrosse comes in.

Personally I found it to be a more attractive package overall than the Impala SS. Kinda like a first class aircraft cabin interior.







Abboud Appearance Package
Taupe instrument panel, two-tone steering wheel, shift handle and boot, 16" aluminum wheels with highlighted wheel caps; Abboud signature accents on front head restraints, carpet savers, door cladding and tail lamp. Available with solid Taupe or two-tone Taupe/Chestnut leather-appointed interior (requires power passenger seat on GS)
http://www.buick.com/regal/
 

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Get rid of the dark chestnut and its just like umpteen-gagillion other beige interiors. I like the contrast. Anything to avoid the standard GM all-beige and all-gray interiors.
 

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Originally posted by SilverZ@Jun 5 2004, 08:22 AM
Its an old mans car.
Some people like a look that is more reserved...classy. Most women I've talked to about cars between the ages of 25 and 30 prefer a car like the Regal above (not a rental grade Regal, of course) to a "young man's car" like this:



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Me, I prefer to have a truck, a sports car, and a classy cruiser like the Regal Abboud or my Bonneville.
 

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Originally posted by MCGARRETT@Jun 5 2004, 02:37 PM

Ming....What color do you want GM to offer in its interiors?

Even when there were reds and blues offererd as interior colors, the beige and grey were the most popular ones, what do you want?
I don't object to those colors being used - but I object to the monotone use of them. I don't expect red and blue to make a comeback, but I do hope that we can move away from the all-gray interiors GM seems to love, despite many other makers moving on past that.

Alternatives to sea 'o gray:

Pontiac G6 concept:



Opel Vectra interior:


compare to Chevy Malibu sea 'o gray on same platform:



Even basic colors can be attractive when not monotone 300C:


Brushed aluminum look plastic in excess helps kill the gray:


Gray Impala interior, saved from monotony only by wood trim:

Beige blah Impala:


If I'm going to pay 25K + for a car, I want it to look nice inside, not like a rental car from 1998. Call me demanding, but GM needs as much help as it can get moving away from monotone, boring, rubbermaid, cheap gray mouse fur interiors, or it will lose sales to buyers of 25K cars like the Chrysler 300C, and eye-catching interiors in so many other models. I see GM moving in the right direction in some models, but the 2004 Malibu interior for one was a let down. The Cobalt looks better, and the Equinox, Cadillacs and the CSVs look good...even if they do use alot of gray.
 
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